Tailor jailed for drug trafficking

A Bangladeshi tailor was sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking.

By Marie Nammour

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2012, 9:57 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:37 AM

The Court of First Instance, presided by Judge Hamad Abdel Latif Abdel Jawad, ordered that the 27-year-old defendant be deported after serving his 25-year imprisonment. The verdict is subject to appeal within 15 days at the Court of Appeal.

The defendant was caught in February in Naif red-handed while selling a quantity of marijuana to a police informant for Dh700. A captain with the Anti-Narcotics section of the Dubai Police said during the investigation that they were informed that the defendant was possessing drugs and was about to sell it to one of their sources. They coordinated with their source to catch the defendant red-handed.

A quantity weighing 17.6 grams of marijuana was seized after the accused sold it to the police source.

The defendant admitted it belonged to him. When confronted, the defendant told the Anti-Narcotics officers that he had brought the drugs from someone in his home country.

He said he smuggled it in his baggage through the Dubai International Airport. No other drugs were found in his place.


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